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(Feb. 16-27) ULTRAVIOLET TO INFRARED Veteran painter Paul Reed has been manipulating colors to create abstract works for over 50 years. The Washingtonian is celebrated in Ultraviolet to Infrared at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Va., through the end of the month.

(Feb. 16-March 4) WOVEN WITH HER BRUSH Tunisian-born artist Zohra Ben Hamida has lived something of a nomadic existence and she uses patterns and rich textures in her paintings to recreate the scenes of her past. "Woven with Her Brush" shows at The Palestine Center in Northwest Washington through early March.

(Feb. 16-27) GET SHORTY It's Oscar season and that means it's a great time to get to know the competition. Washington's E Street Cinema is screening the nominees and some also-rans in the animated and live action categories.

Music: "We've Only Just Begun" by O'Donel Levy

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 4, 2015

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The Surprising Roots of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the roots of familiar southern dishes in African and Native American food traditions.

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President Obama's Iran Speech

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech fifty years ago and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

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Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign

After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if anyone else felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."

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